Coffee lovers, listen up! That morning cup of joe is a staple for most Americans, and luckily, a superior cup of coffee is possible right at home, if you consider the following tips from Capresso.
Grind coffee beans right before brewing. If you’re not already grinding your beans, start there. Conical burr grinders provide the widest range of precision grinding for any brewing method, including Turkish, espresso, drip coffee, French press, pour-over brewers and percolators.
Brew fast, brew right, at the ideal temperature. If you’re using an old drip pot, it might be time to upgrade. Check out some of the newfangled models that offer features like stainless-steel heating systems that brew coffee at the perfect temperature, and ensure coffee never comes in contact with aluminum.
Descale your coffee maker every 2 to 3 months. This prevents limescale buildup that can lengthen brew time and add a bitter note to the brew.
Clean your stand-alone grinder too. Without regular cleaning, coffee residue and oil build-up can decrease grinder performance or degrade coffee taste. Cleaning is also important when switching between flavored and non-flavored beans.